The Judgment Day have been impressive since they started appearing in NXT and it appears as though they could be there for a while.
It has been over one year now since The Judgment Day has been a dominant force on the WWE Raw brand. While they failed to win any titles in 2022, they are on quite a roll in the last few months.
Rhea Ripley won the Smackdown Women’s Title from Charlotte Flair at WrestleMania 39 and that title has been renamed the WWE Women’s World Title. Damian Priest won the Men’s Money in the Bank briefcase at the Money in the Bank Premium Live Event in London, which means he can challenge any champion any time he wants. Finn Balor came up short in his quest to take the World Title from Seth Rollins, but Balor will get another shot at Rollins at SummerSlam on August 5th.
As for Dominik Mysterio, he competed in his first singles match in NXT this past Tuesday when he challenged Wes Lee for the NXT North American Title. Thanks to distractions from Balor & Priest as well as a Women’s World Title shot to the head from Ripley to Lee, Dominik made the cover and became the new NXT North American Champion. It is “Dirty” Dom’s first singles title in his WWE career after previously being a Smackdown Tag Team Champion with his father Rey Mysterio.
It has been reported by PWInsider Elite that “WWE is absolutely thrilled with Judgment Day appearing on WWE NXT programming.” The audience has risen because of them as well. The report notes that we should expect to see Dominik bringing that NXT North American Title (NXT’s version of the Intercontinental and United States Titles) to Monday Night Raw.
The plan, according to PWInsider Elite, is for “members of Judgment Day to appear regularly on NXT TV as well, beyond the 2023 Great American Bash PPV” on July 30th.
Regarding the audience rising because of The Judgment Day being on NXT, it was reported by Wrestlenomics that NXT had an average audience of 746,000 total viewers. That beat out last week’s audience of 671,000 viewers (which was a very good number as well), so this week’s audience was an 11% increase.
As for the much-discussed key demo 18-49 year old rating, it was mostly the same as last week. This show had a 0.21 P18-49 rating, which is up slightly from last week’s 0.20 P18-49 rating.
Wes Lee was going to defend the NXT North American Title against Mustafa Ali at the Great American Bash on July 30th, but presumably, the title change means that WWE will go with Mysterio-Ali instead. Perhaps Lee will be added to the match to make it a triple threat as well.